PhD project: Near IR emitting PbS and PbSe QDs have an ideal band gap for harvesting sunlight. Utilizing multiple exciton generation (MEG) PbSe solar cells have already achieved > 100% efficiencies for blue photons. Coupling IR QDs to gold NPs may enhance MEG efficiencies by increasing absorption rates above the MEG threshold. In this project we aim to synthesize PbS and PbSe QDs and study their time-dependent emission near gold NPs.Previous degree: BS in Chemistry, Appalachian State University
Undergraduate project: Investigating the free energy of confinement for several types DNA in moderately confining nanochannels.Previous degree: BS in Physics (Honors), SUNY Binghamton
Masters project: I have had experience of working in the area of cell signaling using basic techniques in molecular biology and protein chemistry in Pune University, India. I worked at analyzing the expressions of various molecules in high grade gliomas at transcript and protein level.
Undergraduate project: I have had experience of working in the area of nanomedicine which involved increasing the therapeutic index of anti-carcinogenic drugs (Curcuminoids) using...
Previous degree: Masters, Amity University, India
Master's work: Synthesis , characterization and analysis of Cadmium selenide and Cadmium sulfide quantum dots.
Undergraduate project(Presbyterian College Clinton,SC): Analysis of DNA binding to Au and Ag nanoparticles. Also played lacrosse for four-years.Previous degree: MS in Chemistry, UNC Charlotte